(Closed) First Valentine's Day Married

posted 4 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
1132 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Once we got married, we started combining all of our gifts throughout the year into one big vacation in the winter. We didn’t see the point on spending money all year round on forced gifts when 1) we both had jobs and generally bought ourselves anything we wanted, 2) if we saw something we thought the other person would like, we would buy it anytime instead of trying to wait for a holiday and 3) it gave us an excuse to take a nice trip every year.

If your hubby is so hard to shop for, maybe propose this to him. It takes soooo much pressure off of these hallmark holidays and greatly reduces the amount of clutter you have.

Post # 3
10281 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We don’t do Valentines Day gifts. It just seems so unnecessary. We cook dinner together, usually watch a movie, and have sex. That’s pretty much the extent of our Valentines Day celebration. 

Post # 4
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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ExcitedScaredBee :  We do sometime very similar.  Most years, we go on a trip together instead.  For valentines day for the past couple years since getting married, we go to a really nice restaurant (we both cook and also on a tight budget, so it is something we rarely do and is a treat), and get each other a card.  My husband usually gives me flowers- nothing fancy, but it is very sweet.  Valentines day should be about enjoying each others company as you start to build a life together- it shouldn’t be stressful

Post # 5
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We’ve always gone on a valentines day trip since we started dating. Just a local 3 day weekend trip, but it suits us and I prefer having fun experiences together over gifts. This year will be our first married Valentines day, but we’ll be doing the same.  Next weekend we’re staying at a cabin in the mountains where we can snow shoe. There’s a public hot springs not too far away and we will have a hot tub with the cabin. I expect it to be a super fun and romantic weekend together 🙂

Post # 6
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I hope we can go and do something fun this year! Dinner out or a movie. Last year I was really sick and so we sat on the couch and watched Frozen. Not so fun. With baby on the way, this is our last year alone!

Post # 7
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We usually just get dinner at like Olive Garden or something.

Post # 9
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We go out to dinner we don’t buy gifts. This is our first married Valentines day too!

Post # 10
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My birthday is 4 days after Valentine’s Day (this year’s the big 3-0….gulp!!) so we usually go out for dinner either on V Day or my birthday, depending which day it falls on, and call it a combined thing.  This year, since it’s a big one, we’re going out for dinner with a group of about 20 friends on my birthday, so I doubt we’ll do anything to mark the day on V Day.  Sometimes DH sends flowers to me at work, though, which is always a nice surprise 🙂

Post # 11
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

Last year was our first Valentines day married. We had agreed no gifts…Well to my surprise, I woke up on V-day and DH and separated a bunch of mini-eggs into different envelopes/bags in the kitchen for me with a note in each one. The notes were like “the number of mini eggs for the number of months we’ve been together”, or “the number of mini eggs for the number of fur-babies we have” or “the number of mini eggs for the number of trips we have taken together” and so forth. Needless to say, I looked like an ass for having nothing for him but it was super sweet of him. 

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